Zhi Li, Ph.D. joined in the Lieber Institute for Brain Development as a postdoctoral fellow in October, 2018. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy Sciences. Before joining LIBD, his work focused on the negative symptoms in schizophrenia spectrum disorders, including anhedonia, amotivation, and the underlying brain circuit. He identified neural mechanisms of neural soft signs in schizophrenia and their heritability. Working with Dr. Hao Yang Tan, Zhi is now studying how risk genes for mental disorders interact with environmental exposures, such as ambient air pollution, in shaping functional brain networks.